The story of Kircher’s Flowers began in 1908, when Mr. and Mrs. Winfield S. Kircher first began peddling petals in at their Indiana shop. More than a century later, the shop’s horticultural experts continue their founders’ legacy, nurturing thousands of blossoms ready to join together in flower arrangements or add splashes of color to yards. Floral artists snip 26,000 gerber daisies, 15,000 snapdragons, and 2,000 daffodils each year as they craft petal-and-leaf creations to fit any occasion, from sunny nosegays that cheer up hospital patients to romantic rose bouquets that clue loved ones in to deeper feelings. Kircher’s expansive greenhouses also yield untouched perennials, annuals, and fronds that green-thumbed shoppers tote home for planting along walkways or brightening patios. The gardening center grows nearly three quarters of the flowers that it sells, which allows its professionals to lavish care on each plant and ensure that no one accidentally takes home a spy who forgot to take off his shrub disguise.
Joppa Minerals founder Amy Casto-Booher began her search for chemical-free cosmetics in 2005, when her daughter, Hayley, was diagnosed with psoriasis. Dissatisfied with the products she found on the market, Amy started crafting all-natural beauty products herself, eschewing additives for pure minerals. Amy's mineral foundation is her first and best-selling product, melding into skin in one of four formulas that cater to oily, aging, or gill-flecked skin. Amy also keeps her lightweight products—which include face creams, blush, eye shadow, and blemish treatments—at a reasonable price.
Founded in 1915 as the Berne Overall & Shirt Company, Berne Apparel has maintained its long-standing mission to provide durable and affordable clothes for workers and outdoorsmen. Workwear, industrial outfits, and hunting apparel receive painstaking attention to every brass rivet, seam, and pocket. The quilt-lined original hooded jacket ($49.99), a perennial favorite, provides dependable outdoor durability with a heavy-duty, cotton duck shell and water repellant finish. The rigid denim double-knee jean ($27.99) offers economical durability with triple-stitched seams and knee-protecting layering, ideal for loggers and hard-crawling adult babies. For heavier industrial work, the deluxe unlined coverall ($38.99) is loaded with details and special features, pocked with pockets, studded with studs, and designed with safety-stitched seams with pleated bi-swing action for improved flexibility and saucy industrial runway style. Berne Apparel also outfits children and women, as well as heads and hands.
Inside Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s sprawling warehouses and show rooms, friendly staffers stock plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories. Expert designers craft these dwelling fillers, testing raw materials' durability and basic arithmetic skills before transforming them into classy furniture items that mesh with any decorating style. They build many tables and chairs to meet eco-friendly business standards, using recycled engineered wood to reduce landfill waste and slow down deforestation. Ashley also stocks nonwood items, including a selection of state-of-the-art body-cushioning mattresses from brands such as Sealy and Simmons.
For an additional charge, Ashley Furniture HomeStore transports its furniture using its own fleet of semi trucks and fighter planes, which ensure that comfortable couches and slick dining-room tables are never damaged and always fresh smelling. Each location is locally owned and operated, meaning staffers are friendly residents who know which couches best complement regional design trends and indoor weather patterns.